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Ogilby London to Bristol

Ogilby London to Bristol
John Ogilby.
10. The Road from London to the City of Bristol.
[London, 1698.]
Engraving with good later colouring.  320 x 470mm. Trimmed close to the printed border on all sides.
The first part of the route, reaching as far as Marlborough. Starts from Cornhill, west through Kensington, Hammersmith, Brentford, Hounslow, Colnbrook, Maidenhead, Reading, Thatcham, Newbury, and then the road divides, one part going to Hungerford and on to Marlborough, which is the A4, the other part taking a northerly route to Chilton Foliat, Ramsbury and then to Marlborough, 75 miles. It was published in the first printed atlas of road maps, Ogilby's 'Britannia', first published 1675, this example from the second state, with the number added.

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